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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Gerflor acoustic vinyl flooring solutions for housing

    Unwanted sound can have a detrimental effect on people’s health and well-being especially when living where constant nuisance noise can be acute, says Kenny Miller, National Sales Manager – Housing, Gerflor In residential environments, nuisance noise is usually more bothersome to occupants of homes where impact sound travels from one dwelling to another, especially from rooms above to spaces below. This has been exacerbated by the building of more flats and multi-storey apartments, the conversion…

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  • Tools News
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    FEIN Floorcraft Flooring Tool fits the FEINest floors!

    This issue we join Jasper, a young self-employed joiner to discuss his work, his views on buying tools and his review of the newly launched value pack range, focusing on FEIN’s new Best of Flooring set. Jasper Cochrane is a 24-year kitchen fitter who last October started his very own joinery business, specialising in flooring. Following years of testing out different careers, he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps, with him and his younger…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    New Altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring earns a gold star at primary school

    Brand new Altro Orchestra™ soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking for ways to make cost effective improvements to the school for the safety and comfort of pupils and to enhance their learning and playing experiences where we can.” “We fitted new Altro Orchestra flooring in…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Rapid Flooring renovation at flood damaged school from Uzin

    A UZIN system was used to install a new floor at St Bede’s School in Cambridge after the dining room was damaged by a leaking pipe over the weekend. The flooring contractor, Superior Finish Contracts Ltd was asked at short notice to remove the existing wood block flooring and install the new luxury vinyl tiles. This was especially challenging as the project had to be completed during the half term break and made available for…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Superior Finish Contracts and Uzin accomplish a quality flooring finish.

    UZIN products were used to install a variety of floor coverings at a new Cross Keys Homes premises in Peterborough. The shop and information hub will assist people looking to learn more about the care and support services CKH provide to Peterborough residents as well as upcoming training opportunities, and self-service options for existing residents. The client required a mixture of flooring to be installed, all of which needed to be flat, level and flush…

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  • Resin News
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    Accuracy and intricacy for OSH floor

    When new restaurant Osh opened in March this year it was an immediate hit with the discerning West End crowd. The restaurant, in the heart of , has been designed as a classy destination combining glitz, glamour and exclusivity, with a members area and private dining. Billed as a central Asian inspired restaurant and bar that brings a taste of The Silk Route to London, the food at Osh is an enticing mix of Middle…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    The annual Recofloor promotion will take place in September this year, offering flooring contractors who recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme another opportunity to win an ‘unforgettable experience’ with a Red Letter Days gift card. Every flooring company raising a Recofloor collection throughout September will be entered into a draw with a chance to win one of three £100 Red Letter Days gift cards. The prizes will be offered to the…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Collaborative approach transforms patient experience at Salisbury breast unit – Altro Floor and Wall Products

    The new dedicated Breast Unit at Salisbury District Hospital has patient experience at its very core. A truly collaborative approach saw designers, staff and suppliers work with patients and their loved ones to map every step of a process that is one of the most difficult anyone can face. The unit combines the latest ideas in biophilic design for wellbeing with the smartest products and solutions, delivered with impeccable attention to detail. It captures the…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL Floor Tiling products create stunning granite flooring shopping centre refurbishment

    BAL floor tiling products have played a significant role in a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre. BAL Case Study Project Name: Rugby Central Shopping Centre Location: Rugby, Warwickshire Description: Installation of new granite flooring as part of shopping centre refurbishment BAL Products Used Preparation: BAL Prime APD Levelling: BAL Level-Max Adhesives: BAL Rapid Flex One Grout: BAL Micromax2 Other: BAL Micromax Sealant Tiles Despina & Prospero 600x600mm and 200x600mm granite Project Partners…

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  • Underlay News
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    New Duralay Underlays for Luxury Vinyl Tiles create the perfect installation

    With sales of luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) increasing, Interfloor has used its considerable experience and knowledge to develop a specialist collection of Duralay underlays and adhesives designed to make floors even more comfortable underfoot and to ensure the tiles look good for longer. Interfloor’s new LVT underlays are quick to fit, easy to work with and help to reduce the risk of damage to flooring due to uneven sub-floors. Duralay LVT Multi-Fit Underlay can be…

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  • Matting News
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    Basmat Matting introduces a new Click Mat Concept in Aluminium Entrance Matting

    Thanks to its patented click assembly process, similar to click systems for laminate flooring, Basmat Matting is cost effective and easier to assemble and transport to site. Adaptations can be made quickly during the installation if required. With Basmat, no template service is needed, saving critical time, and eliminating the possibility of errors. For the convenience of the customer, Basmat can be supplied in heights from 9 mm and either made to measure or in stock…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Floored Britsh Homeowners turn to Independent Retailers – Lawton Yarns

    Research recently conducted by Lawton Yarns to a 1,000 homeowners showed they would prefer to turn to independent flooring retailers over e-zines, glossy home interest titles or social media channels for trusted advice and interiors inspiration. Over half (52%) of 1,000 homeowners surveyed by OnePoll on behalf of the Dewsbury-based wool spinner, Lawton Yarns, said they were most likely to seek out smaller, specialist stores to help inform their purchasing decisions. What’s more, 43% consider…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    ege carpets score – KICK Offices Philips Stadion

    KICK Offices Philips Stadion is a full-service co-working space meant to inspire, connect and facilitate entrepreneurs. Creating a professional environment, KICK Offices enable entrepreneurs to stimulate their workflow and meet business relations on an exclusive level in a unique location. Established in the famous football stadium of PSV in Eindhoven, Holland, the interior has a sportive look and feel. Designer: Martijn van Wezel, Creative Director & Partner at Kragt Groep B.V. Collections: Industrial Landscape by Tom…

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  • Show News
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    New ‘Contract Flooring Zone’ on offer

    The team behind the UK’s largest flooring trade show in Harrogate is launching a new opportunity aimed at contract flooring suppliers. The new ‘Contract Flooring Zone’ will be part of the HOMES 2018 exhibition which runs at Olympia, London on 28 & 29 November 2018. HOMES 2018 is run by Ocean Media Group, the new owners of The Flooring Show, as part of its highly successful portfolio of events and publications for the housing industry.…

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  • Adhesives News
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    UZIN launch new high temperature or pressure sensitive flooring adhesive UZIN KE 49 HT

    UZIN KE 49 HT – For quick, easy and reliable LVT or vinyl installations then UZIN KE 49 HT offers perfect results. This new floor adhesive gives flooring contractors’ flexibility when working. The hybrid application enables it to be used either as a pressure sensitive adhesive or as a high-temperature adhesive in areas where coverings are exposed to extreme temperatures (only when a wet/semi-dry method is used to install the floor covering). It is fitter friendly,…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Forbo new Modul’up Vinyl Flooring: No Adhesive Needed

    Forbo Flooring Systems has launched a brand new adhesive free sheet vinyl product category into its flooring portfolio – Modul’up Vinyl Flooring. Requiring no adhesive, tackifier or double-sided tape, Modul’up saves on the cost and time of installation, meaning contractors can complete more jobs, quicker. With greater flexibility, excellent dimensional stability and quick and easy removal for replacement – not to mention an unrivalled choice of colour and design – Modul’up offers contractors a truly…

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  • Adhesives News
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    The Uzin flooring App for perfect floors.

    UZIN have a FREE flooring App for smart phones and tablets, which is designed to help you with advice and guidance regarding flooring specifications. It now includes the UZIN recommended adhesive guide where you can find adhesive recommendations for a variety of floor coverings from leading manufacturers. The UZIN Floor Navigator can help you specify the right UZIN products to use for your flooring projects. Simply select the type of subfloor and type of floor…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    New collection from ege carpets: ReForm Terra

    ReForm Terra adds a new and organic design to the ReForm family that counts the Artworks, Foss, Legend, Matrix and Memory collections as well. Inspired by diverse landscapes from around the world Looking from far above, earth [in Latin: terra] is a spectacular view. Wild forests transform to a palette of greens blending into a softly shaped motif. The roaring oceans meet in dramatic and extremely powerful bluish points of intersection topped with light foam.…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    Top Left to Right – Nigel Maude, Birch Distribution; Wayne Conlan, Ryjock Flooring; Andy Nichols, HFD/MCD Wales/3D Flooring Supplies/FAL; Anthony Purnell, Fantasy Flooring. Bottom Left to Right – Niall Kinsella, MCD Kidderminster; Steve Gregory, Altro – Picking up the award for SW Flooring; David Reilly, Polyflor – Picking up the award for JDF Flooring; Kevin Keegan; Tim Hodgkiss, Carpet & Flooring, Manchester – Picking up the award for MSD Flooring; Anthony Francis, Mayfield Floors. “We’re ahead…

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  • Tools News
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    Fein multi-tools – Josche’s go to tool for over 15 years

    Fein interviewed Josche Frankenberger last October following the launch of the new generation of Fein Multi-tools in 2017. An experienced prop maker and furniture designer, he answers questions on his work, talks about his workshops and discusses his reasons for using and investing in Fein, nearly two decades on. Josche Frankenberger has been self-employed for around 20 years, using the FEIN MultiMaster for over fifteen of those years. Josche got involved in the construction of props and…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    Floorwise introduce a new range of tread in-fills for their Aluminium Stair Nosings

    Floorwise is now offering a range of new tread in-fills for its Aluminium Stair Nosings, providing contractors with more functionality from its great value line featuring straight, rake and bullnose profiles. Suitable for internal and external use, floorwise nosing can now be fitted with specially developed anti-slip in-fills in a range of colours. Easy to clean and with lasting slip-resistance, these inserts provide 36+ performance and are an essential safety feature for finishing stairways in commercial…

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  • Tools News
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    Precision Cutting and Control with Hultafors Tools’ Newest Range of Hand Saws

    As professional craftsmen know, Hultafors’ can deliver just about anything you need for measuring, levelling and marking; striking, cutting and chopping; even prying and wrecking. That’s why they’ a range of tools that can handle tough applications, last for ages and feel right when you’re working on site. Hultafors’ HBX and HBS saws are well known for their top quality precision cuts and, to complement those models, there’s a brand new range of cutting and…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    University of Copenhagen: Transforming a Raw Venue to the Ideal Workspace with ege carpets

    The faculty of humanities’ previous library at the University of Copenhagen originally featured a triple height room framed by hard vinyl floors, raw concrete walls and ditto ceilings. When up for renovation, in-house architect Peter Schjøtt Andersen embraces the opportunity to feed acoustic materials to the institution. Designer: Peter Schjøtt Andersen, University of Copenhagen Quality: ReForm Memory Ecotrust When it comes to well-being, immersion and productiveness acoustics matter. To soften the noise level of the…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Gerflor set to make an impression at Clerkenwell Design Week

    The Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) in North London which takes place on 22-24th May has created a showcase of UK and international brands and companies, presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations. International flooring specialists Gerflor are set to thrill the visitors with some stunning examples of how their innovative flooring ranges are making their mark in a host of commercial applications…and in the home too. The event will present Gerflor…

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  • Workwear News
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    The NEW Solid Gear One GTX Safety Shoes

    The ONE GTX Safety Shoes from Solid Gear is a superbly constructed safety shoe with seven integrated layers to deliver excellent comfort and protection. It’s designed and built for active professionals who need a highly breathable, light and flexible safety shoe. With a GORE-TEX® SURROUND® membrane they’re fully breathable and ideal for warmer weather and combined indoor/outdoor activities. The shoes stretchable upper is water-resistant with amazing performance when it comes to breathability, fit and flexibility.…

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  • Resin News
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    Zircon offers high-quality resin flooring installations across the UK

    With over a quarter of a century experience installing, maintaining and repairing commercial and industrial floors. We are based in Yorkshire and work throughout the UK. Commercial and industrial resin floors are some of the hardest wearing floors available and our approach to installation and maintenance provides high-quality results. Some of our clients include Aviation & Aerospace, Automotive & Transport, Car Parks, Commercial, Domestic, Education, Food & Drink, Healthcare &, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure & Gym, Manufacturing, Warehouse,…

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  • Sports Flooring News
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    Gerflor continues to ‘perform’ for Polo Farm Sports Club with Taraflex Sports Flooring

    In the spring of 1977, when the Ford Fiesta was first launched, and Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours hit the charts, Bill and Dick Laslett purchased an overgrown orchard at Polo Farm, Canterbury, Kent, igniting a sporting dream which turned into a flourishing reality. Today, their facilities have expanded to become a premier sporting venue and centre of excellence and are regularly used by the local community including; Canterbury Hockey, Tennis, Cricket and Croquet Clubs, together…

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  • Off The Surface
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    Print Acoustics to introduce a new acoustic absorbing panel collection

    Studies have shown that disturbing noises in areas affect the mood of human people and lead to reduced performances. Architects, engineering bureaus and interior designers are often looking for solutions to optimise the acoustic comfort in buildings. Print Acoustics®, a division of Triplaco, had developed a series of 14 different acoustic absorbing panels for walls, doors and furniture, that not only absorb and reduce all kinds of disturbing noises but also have an added value…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
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    Bona inspires with new concepts in floor styling and trends

    The renowned Swedish company Bona is setting the trend in floor styling with ”Bona Inspiration”, a unique concept in designing fashionable floor styles. In collaboration with the internationally recognized trend analyst Cay Bond, their sight is now set on the floor as a crucial design detail. Interior design and home decoration has long been influenced and inspired by trends, but floor renovation has been lagging one step behind. Bona wants to change that, and in…

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  • Industrial News
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    Safeguard’s Drybase is in the mix for floor and wall sealing

    The Drybase range from Safeguard Europe specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a highly durable damp-proof epoxy coating for floors and walls from. Supplied as a two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin, Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats using a brush or roller. Hard-wearing, stain resistant and able to withstand foot and light vehicle traffic; typical applications for Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating would be treating damp…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    The 2018 flooring tile trends to look out for

    With 2017 dominated by metallic inspired designs, 2018 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to new flooring tile trends. Stephen Baker, Sales and Marketing Director at Solus Ceramics, discusses the emerging tile designs set to take 2018 by storm. The use of naturally inspired tile has gathered momentum over the past few years, but in 2018 we are set to see this trend develop even further. There is a multitude of…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Woodpecker Flooring move into new offices

    Featuring a slide, gym and real wood treehouse, The new Woodpecker Flooring offices make a day at work feel like no work at all. Tucked away in Caerphilly’s Pant Glas Industrial Estate, the once empty shell of a warehouse has been transformed into a fantastic workplace, thanks to a 2 million pound investment from the company. The two-storey space is just 500 yards from Woodpecker’s distribution centre and previous offices. Designed by fit-out company OEG,…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    BAL TILING CASE STUDY – Kirklees Estate Gatehouse

    BAL tiling case study Project Name: Grade I listed 16th century gatehouse Location: Kirklees Estate, Calderdale, Yorkshire Description: Complete renovation of historic gatehouse on the Kirklees Estate, home to the “grave” of Robin Hood BAL products used: PREPARATION: BAL Board, BAL Prime APD LEVELLING: BAL Level-Max WATERPROOFING: BAL Tank-it ADHESIVES: BAL Rapid Flex One, BAL Single Part Flexible GROUT: BAL Micromax2 White OTHER: BAL Micromax Sealant  Tiles:  Modena 800x800mm marble-effect porcelain Project Partners TILING: CJ Ceramics…

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  • Recycling
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    Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Celebrating 10 years of resource recovery

    ‘Celebrating 10 years of Resource Recovery’ is the theme for Carpet Recycling UK’s 2018 Annual Conference and Awards Event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday July 5th. The industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet will be marking a decade of achievements and significant contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who have all helped to drive greater sustainability in the flooring sector since 2008. The one-day conference, sponsored…

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  • Screeds News
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    Saint-Gobain Weber and Hodgson Mazda Newcastle drive together

    Commercial floor screed and tile fixing products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified for the refurbishment of the showroom at the Hodgson Mazda dealership in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The 330m² floor space accommodates new cars that offer a wide range of solutions to keep car and driver in perfect harmony. The original showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. It took a team of applicators from Northern Industrial Flooring, Sunderland, to remove…

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  • Flooring Accessories News
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    Gradus flooring accessories and floor-coverings get to work at Steel City House

    As part of an extensive refurbishment project, Gradus flooring accessories and floor-coverings now enhance the interior and provide safe access for users at Steel City House, Sheffield. Steel City House is one of Sheffield’s most iconic buildings having been originally built in 1927. Its central location has made it a popular landmark within the business community and the restoration provides modern open-plan commercial office space for growing business users. Spread over 63,000sq. ft., the unique…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Ege carpets help blend history with modern

    Given the exclusive historical location, the architecture and the surrounding nature Sundukovy Sisters design studio felt inspired to develop an interior concept harmoniously accompanying the architectural ensemble of Versailles while combining contemporary elegance with classic refinement. Architect: Sundukovy Sisters design studio Quality: Highline 80/20 1400 (wool/nylon) for the reception and lounge area, Highline 80/20 1100 (wool/nylon) and Highline 1100 for the corridors and rooms Design: Custom design – The design idea for Hotel Le Louis Versailles…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    Bostik’s subfloor preparation products pave the way at Stratford Hospital

    Bostik has been selected by commercial flooring contractor, Pinnacle Flooring, to supply a range of subfloor preparation products to the new, £22million Stratford Hospital development. The project, built in the centre of Stratford upon Avon for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, includes 5,300m2of space, spread across three floors. This is approximately twice the size of the current hospital. The new building will house specialist cancer and eye units, making state of the art treatment much…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR Flooring Products Ltd appoints David Collins

    RCR Flooring Products Ltd has appointed David Collins to the post of Business Development Manager, based in the UK, with specific responsibility for resin product sales. David brings a 10-year track record of work in the construction industry both in the UK and Australia, during which he has focused on the construction chemicals marketplace. This experience makes him ideally placed to develop sales of RCR’s RINOL resin systems brand in the UK. RCR Flooring Products…

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  • Show News
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    The Flooring Show gets set for 2018!

    The UK’s national flooring event, The Flooring Show is in top gear getting ready for its 56th show in Harrogate September 16th – 18th 2018. Stand sales are running 16% ahead of 2017, with some long-term supporters of the show increasing their stand sizes and being joined by companies returning to exhibit at the show after a break. In total 83% of 2017 exhibitors have rebooked for 2018, with more to confirm. Karndean, Furlong Flooring,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    New UltraFloor Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive from UltraFloor

    UltraFloor have enhanced their range of subfloor preparation materials by introducing Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive. Available in a 290ml tube, Grip & Grab IT is an MS-polymer based adhesive designed for a variety of applications including fixing gripper rods and trims and securing skirting boards and stair nosing. Grip & Grab IT is quick to apply, adheres to porous and non-porous surfaces instantly and boasts high strength, giving you confidence that projects can…

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  • Business News
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    UK contract floorcoverings market worth in excess of £1bn – AMA Contract Floorcoverings Market Report

    After achieving strong growth of 4% in 2015, growth rates in the contract floorcoverings market were slightly disappointing in 2016 and 2017. A number of factors had a negative impact on the market, including increasing inflation towards the end of the period and adverse currency movements as an indirect result of the Brexit vote, affecting imports. However, despite reduced growth rates, the value of the contract flooring market exceeded £1bn in 2017. The contract sector…

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  • Industrial News
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    E Commerce hub floored using TREMCO flooring products

    A large new warehousing facility at the centre of the growing e-commerce sector saw a range of tremco illbruck products put to the test. McLaren Construction were the main contractor for the project. Axiom Group Limited was the specialist flooring contractor which proposed the use of TREMCO ES100 One Coat Universal DPM and TREMCO CS100 epoxy primer to treat recently laid floor slabs. Axiom also employed TREMCO SX302 moisture tolerant latex underlayment and TREMCO SF108…

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  • Jobs
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    Retail Sales Representative – C.A.T. – London

    Retail Sales Representative – Specialist Flooring Accessories Retail Sales Representative Greater London and Home Counties Established in 1986 C.A.T. are a leading manufacturer of quality profiles and accessories. The Role You will be promoting and selling C.A.T. product ranges to flooring retailers and related businesses and will need to be self motivated with a background in sales. This is a sales and marketing role for which training will be provided to the successful applicant. We…

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  • LVT News
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    Gerflor LVT flooring solutions creating offices to smile about

    Advances in technology and a heightened focus on employee wellbeing are having a major impact on office design. This, added to the continued trend for open plan environments with different functional zones, has led to companies taking a more holistic approach to the design of their workspaces. According to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), recruitment strategies in certain sectors see the physical design of workspaces as critical in attracting and retaining staff. Flooring…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell 

    Solus Ceramics are off to Clerkenwell and now offer architects and designers a collaborative, informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes. The two-floor showroom, located at 80 Clerkenwell Road, offers a stimulating and supportive space that will be an expression of the innovative Solus Ceramics brand. The expansive showroom allows architects and designers to utilise the environment as they wish – from receiving advice on the latest tiles ranges and trends…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BowWoW BAL – tiling company supports London design and art project

    BAL have teamed up with international mosaic artist Natalie Guy for art and design charity fundraising project BowWow Haus London 2018. BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between pet charity Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation and photographer Drew Gardener. A network of architects, designers and artists – including Natalie – are creating bespoke dog kennels to be displayed throughout London for the first ever auction of artistic dog kennels…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR builds on RINOL resin flooring systems success in the UK

    Following strong initial project success in the UK, RCR Flooring Products Ltd is continuing to extend the growth of the RINOL resin flooring systems brand in the UK. The RINOL brand perfectly complements RCR’s range of industrial flooring products, which also includes Permaban armoured joints and Rocland dry-shake surface hardeners for concrete floors. Established internationally for over 50 years, the RINOL brand – owned by parent company RCR Industrial Flooring – is well respected for…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor reaches new recycling waste vinyl flooring collection record

    2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill. Distributors and contractors signed up to Altro and Polyflor’s national vinyl flooring recycling initiative contributed an impressive 397 tonnes (71%) to last year’s total. The majority of material collected was smooth and safety vinyl offcuts (533…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    Flooring moisture should be no barrier to quality flooring

    A flooring moisture barrier is key to quality, high-performance flooring. It’s particularly pertinent when installing a resin surface, a process that can be severely hampered if a substrate beneath an existing surface is damp. In such instances the obvious solution would be to break-up and replace the substrate and risk adding considerable project time and cost. A moisture barrier – in the form of a liquid solution which is applied to a slab – offers…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Uzin Flooring Systems installed at Silverstone University Technical College

    Silverstone University Technical College is right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits. This stunning new facility is a centre of excellence for pupils to study and the client required a first class finish to match the aspirations of the project. The flooring contractor, CD Flooring Installations Limited turned to UZIN because minimising risk was essential on such a prestigious project which involved installing several different types of floor…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    Specialist flooring accessory fabrication is what we’re known for!

    ‘CAT’s BN1 Polished Brass Nosing with ribbed tread, cut, mitred and welded, specialist flooring accessory fabrication is what we’re known for!’ C.A.T. supply hundreds of products to thousands of customers in the U.K. and export for projects throughout the world including USA, Australia and the Middle East. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed here and the 2018 Trade Price List is now available. For further information please visit: www.thecatweb.com.

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Milliken opens new Paris store

    Milliken opens its first showroom in Continental Europe

    Milliken’s first showroom in continental Europe, located at 40 rue des Mathurins in the 8th district of the capital, between the Saint-Lazare station and the La Madeleine district, opened during December 2017. The showroom is housed in a typically Parisian setting with many original architectural details from the Haussmann period such as mouldings, herringbone parquet and a winter garden room all forming a haven for the Milliken collections. Led by Marion Bradley, Marketing Communications Manager…

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  • Workwear News
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    Snickers New FLEXIWork Floorlayers Work Trousers

    Available this spring, Snickers’ new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System combine very effectively to deliver the ultimate solution for working safely and in comfort on your knees. These new and innovative trousers take the best features, fabrics and functionality from Snickers’ new FLEXIWork range and combine them with the best of the classic Floorlayer trouser. Armortex and Kevlar Trousers With an advanced body-mapping design, they’re made from the highly durable Ripstop…

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    A variety of UZIN flooring system products were used to renovate the flooring within the reception at Peterborough Regional College. The flooring contractor, Superior Finish Contracts was appointed to remove the old wood block flooring and install the new luxury vinyl tiles after a burst pipe flooded the reception. As the College provides education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses a year, it was extremely important that the new floor could withstand the…

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    For Stick ‘n’ Step, its classroom floor is much more than just something to walk on – it’s also a place where they deliver specialist education sessions. The charity, based in Wallasey, Merseyside, supports young people with cerebral palsy and helps teach them the necessary skills to help live them more independently. As a great deal of the classes they run take place on the floor, a fit-for-purpose and high-performance replacement was top priority when…

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    Resin Flooring – The Most Versatile Flooring System – FeRFA

    Being the flooring of choice for many years in the food, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, resin flooring has a long and proven track record in these types of industrial environments because of its excellent performance characteristics, and its ability to provide a seamless, hygienic, slip-resistant floor. With the ever-increasing demands for durable and easy to maintain flooring within the commercial sector, resin flooring is widening its success by becoming more and more popular in commercial…

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    BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of Simon Dobbin – who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs. In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in…

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    It’s definitely not unusual when staying in one of London’s iconic hotels to find yourself stepping onto one of CAT’s Brass Nosing’s! The Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London is no different with CAT’s BN8 Antique Brass Nosing newly installed, featuring their Peat textured Infill and matching antique brass matwell angle with the 3mm top showing. CAT’s handmade antique brass finish matches the decor and compliments the theme excellently. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed…

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    New RIBA Assessed Flowing Floor Screeds CPD by Saint-Gobain Weber

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance products, systems and technologies for the construction industry, is pleased to introduce their new CPD: ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’. In the industrial environment speed, strength and durability are key to a successful floor installation. Weber’s technically superior range of industrial floor screeds provide these essential attributes creating stronger, smoother, longer lasting floors. The speed of application is up to ten times faster than traditional screeds, and the…

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    FILA has launched its best-selling FUGAPROOF grout protector in a new spray applicator. The remodelled VOC-free treatment provides quick, safe and effective protection, sanitising grout and preventing water and stain penetration. It is suitable for all tile installations – including stone, porcelain and ceramics – and can be used with all types of cementitious grout. Unlike traditional solvent-based aerosol treatments, FUGAPROOF’s spray pumps the protector directly onto the grout line, without atomizing particles and contaminating…

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    Brass Stair Nosing fabrication at it’s Finest

    C.A.T. solid brass stair nosings have been installed by Affinity Flooring, throughout the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in London. BN69 Polished Brass, with Jade Castellated Insert, retrofitted for concealed fixing. Stepping out in style on a Friday! C.A.T. supply hundreds of products to thousands of customers in the U.K. and export for projects throughout the world including USA, Australia and the Middle East. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed here and the…

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    Weberfloor Industrial Floor Screed achieves glass-like surface for Kawneer Industrial Facility

    Weberfloor industrial floor screed by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified in the extensive refurbishment of a manufacturing unit at Kawneer UK Limited, Runcorn, Cheshire, a leading manufacturer of commercial construction and architectural aluminium systems. Continual growth in market share has necessitated the installation of an advanced materials handling system to manage the precision aluminium extrusions used in glazing and cladding systems throughout the construction industry. The new precision racking system was installed in an existing…

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    Altro Cantata Flooring creates a relaxing environment for playful Dachshunds

    Pigglefairy Puppies, based near Kings Lynn, is a council-licenced breeder of Kennel Club registered miniature Dachshunds. The kennel where the dogs slept was five years old and was starting to look tired. It needed a refit, and owner Debbie Casemore wanted a solution that would not stress the dogs. She also needed a quick turnaround to make sure the dogs were able to return to the kennel quickly. Debbie said: “I wanted the best for…

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    This is your chance to win three sets of England  Tickets from Floorinsite.com and Floors magazine. Sponsored by HAVWOODS ACCESSORIES Winners will receive a souvenir programme and be able to watch the game from premium viewing seats on Club Wembley Level 2 with access to the private level 2 Concourse, featuring several eateries and bar facilities. ENGLAND V NIGERIA Saturday 2nd June – Wembley Stadium England will take on Nigeria on the 2nd June 2018,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    GEKKO – Improving Flooring Adhesive Systems and Productivity – Safely

    Gekko Industries offer innovative flooring adhesive systems which enable the industry to improve productivity, safely. These adhesive solutions meet and overcome the challenges faced by businesses as budgets are squeezed, legislation is tightened, and limited resources are high on the agenda. The Gekko G1 and G2 Flooring Adhesive Gun systems are a great example. These innovations will revolutionize the wood flooring and wall cladding industries. They cut jobbing time, limit potential work hazards – by…

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    UZIN flooring systems used at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

    The flooring contractor Superior Finish (Contracts) Ltd was asked to replace the 30 year old floor with new vinyl tiles. The new flooring had to be installed in the very busy corridors that link different areas of the hospital, so the contractor installed the new floor overnight and in sections so the corridors could be used whilst the job was being carried out. As the corridors are frequently used to transport beds and patients between…

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    Here are three ways to keep your wood flooring looking brand new for longer. A well-made and properly installed wood floor shows that you care about your home or business. We want to share with you the three best ways to keep a long lasting and high quality wood floor. The Supplier As you probably know, if you buy a low quality and cheap product you are going to end up with some pretty bad…

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    2 One Day Training Academies at Multi-Hire, Shot-Blasting and Floor Stripping

    If you know pretty much everything there is to know about your job, then either your job’s so boring that you bitterly regret not trying harder at school, or you’re just about ready to retire! The fact is that in this fast-moving world knowledge is your greatest drawback or competitive advantage, depending on how much you have. Customers feel safe when they’re in the hands of someone who knows what he or she is talking…

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    Atkinson & Kirby provides a lesson in Engineered Oak Flooring style at the Heriot Watt University

    Atkinson & Kirby has helped to add style to the James Watt Building at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a specialist university, renowned for its innovative research, with five campuses across the world including, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. The James Watt Building, in the Edinburgh campus, has recently undergone a number of improvements to enhance the university’s facilities, with one of the more notable changes being…

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    The Amazing ASB Glass Floor system – LED Flooring

    Glass Floor by ASB – Introduction ASB is known for its innovations and sustainable design in the world of sport and has already revolutionised the squash sport. All of this experience and in-depth knowledge of the high-quality materials used are incorporated into the most modern flooring system currently on the market. ASB, short for “Aluminum System Bau”, was founded in 1965. The company has always insisted on high-value creation through quality and intelligent design. ASB…

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    FILAMARBLE AID protective treatment for natural stone surfaces launches in the UK

    FILA has launched a new protective treatment for natural stone surfaces. New FILAMARBLE AID is an odourless, solvent-free treatment that protects against the aggression of staining, blocking the damaging effects of acids, alkalines, stains and heat. It creates a natural-look polished barrier for stone, marble, limestone and travertine that won’t yellow, discolour or create an ‘acrylic’ look. FILAMARBLE AID has a safe, water-based formulation, with a low VOC content. It can be applied to new…

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    The 2018 C.A.T. Trade Price List and Website have had a makeover and are now online!

    Previous trade price lists from C.A.T. have always been informative, but in 2018 we have combined the price list into a pictorial Trade Catalogue. The 2018 C.A.T. trade pricelist contains all the information from the Comprehensive C.A.T. with all the trade prices making it a complete – all in one – trade go to! The trade catalogue is lighter in weight and much more user-friendly with a handy notes section for jotting down any information,…

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    New experiences unfurl before our eyes; we absorb facts and figures on geography, geology, landscape and lifestyle. As designers, our interests lie with colour and texture, contrast and pattern, and the relationships between these subjects. Named after the most northern US state and popular travel destination, alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles echo the textures found in the make-up of the land; the ice, water, layers of rock. The textural finish of the product also works beautifully…

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    Amazing Oak Flooring and Bespoke Wood Staircase by Wood Floors & Accessories

    It’s easy to see why there has been such an increase in popularity of Chevrons with this fantastic installation. The project was for a private client in Brighton who chose Prime Grade 100% FSC European Oak Chevrons and Flooring Planks. We were selected as the supplier because we offer consistency in quality and colour across several different flooring formats. This is why the design team chose us as the supplier as they demanded a seamless…

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    Print Acoustics celebrate at The Surfaces Design Show in London

    There were good reasons to participate at the Surfaces Design Show in London for Print Acoustics. Innovative product Zumi Soundscapes developed with Triplaco -Print Acoustics wins the prestigious Surface Design Award  London 2018 in the category Interior and Light Surfaces. 80 projects from 16 different countries were entered this year; the judges selected the final 30 projects from which the winners have been announced. Architect Christophe Egret, Co-Founder of Studio Egret West was the keynote presenter before Mick Jordan,…

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    Havwoods International – A cut above the rest

    Men’s grooming is one of the UK economy’s major growth areas; as are coffee shops, which are predicted to become the new local and outnumber pubs by 2030. So Tabard Street barber Dasos Anastasis decided his second venture in SE1 would have a twist. In order to best capture the large numbers of successful professionals and businessmen working in the area, his concept was to fuse together a high end barbering experience with an artisan…

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    Ege inspire with their Ultimate guide to carpets

    Ege wanted to inspire and help all you great architects and interior designers out there with a truly helpful, one-stop guide to working with carpets. So they banded together with a prime selection of leading architects, interior designers and carpet experts to give you: “The Ultimate Guide to Carpets“. The guide contains: How the carpet in your next project could look with tons of beautiful and inspiring examples How to use carpet customization to tell your story…

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    Case Study – Wharfedale Homes by S&D Flooring

    Client: Wharfedale Homes  Size: 65m2 Duration: 1 day Wharfedale Homes specialises in developing design-led new-build homes in Yorkshire. Carefully designed to blend sympathetically into their local environment, the organisation provides its clients with high-quality construction and craftsmanship. It is also these high standards that would also determine the quality of their recent refurbishment of the practice itself. In determining the overall look of its small meeting room, Wharfedale turned to Chameleon Business Interiors, who in-turn…

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    Addagrip approved contractor Soft Surfaces Ltd, was invited back to Liverpool Football Club, Anfield in July 2017 to carry out an installation of BBA approved resin bound surfacing for the Club’s brand new flagship Retail Store, due to open at the start of the season. The store will offer fans a brand new shopping experience with exclusive product ranges, a specially-designed first-floor cafe and an increased number of payment stations to ease checkout congestion on…

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    Incati presents its new METAL-X Carpet Collection – Floornet

    The newest result of our innovative approach and technical know-how. Incati created this effect by combining our newly developed URBAN designs with the brilliant and shining ECONYL® metallic yarns, available in gold, silver, pearl, prosecco and copper colours. The collection is produced on our state of the art cobble Vandewiele Myriad individual pile delivery tufting machine, allowing individual placement of each tuft. Now avaible from Floornet – for further details please contact us on 01787 461420…

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    UZIN understands not only the time restraints installers sometimes find themselves up against but the health & safety risks they can also be exposed to when doing such jobs as installing skirting, capping & coving. The majority of the trade currently still use solvent based adhesives. This is understandable because the adhesives perform well providing a quick and secure bond. However, due to the ever-changing health and safety rules and more call for certified environmentally…

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    Polyflor launches Polysafe Quattro PUR

    Polyflor, the UK’s commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has just announced the launch of their new Polysafe Quattro PUR collection. This innovative safety flooring range offers barefoot and shod sustainable wet slip resistance with a stud-free finish for enhanced comfort underfoot. Polysafe Quattro has been specifically designed to provide a high degree of slip resistance in continually wet areas within the healthcare, residential care, housing and leisure sectors. This includes areas such as changing…

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    New Quantum Plus-Tread takes staircase safety to a higher level

    Quantum has built a great reputation as one of the UK’s leading flooring solution specialists, providing a consistently high standard of technical excellence for more than 50 years. Their stair nosings have been specified in thousands of installations making them one of the nation’s most trusted brands – and now they’re announcing an exciting new product launch which is set to create a new benchmark for pedestrian safety: Quantum Plus-Tread. The result of extensive research,…

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    Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

    Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK. This represents a diversion rate of 42% – up from 35% and an increase in 26,000 tonnes compared to 2016, according to the industry body’s latest figures. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each year in the UK. Energy recovery accounted for 124,000 tonnes with the…

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    Tools to refurb and clean hard floors from The Preparation Group

    For the refurbishment and deep restorative cleaning of hard floors, The Preparation Group, specialists in providing solutions for preparation, maintenance and finishing, offers the multi-tasking STG450 and lighter STG400 machines. Both have a wide range of attachments that can be fixed or simply placed under the machine to grind, sand, key, clean or polish; resin, terrazzo, marble, natural stone, wood, concrete and vinyl: Nylon Brush Plates scrub and clean old floors to remove surface contaminants. Nylon…

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    Elladur pushes the boundaries with breakthrough new resin flooring range

    A breakthrough range of solvent-free resin flooring products is changing the face of specification for commercial and industrial market sectors with environmental benefits for customers. Elladur, developed by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, pushes the boundaries of technology with its family of solvent-free products combined with its high-performance application. For the first time in the flooring industry, a product has been developed which reduces the levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with rapid curing, reducing…

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    Mapei ’s Mapefloor Comfort System AR/X installed at BDP Architects Bristol office

    Designers are specifying state of the art solutions which promote serenity, tranquility and concentration. Mapei are dedicated to research and development and as such have created the Mapefloor Comfort System: a flooring concept dedicated to the creation of seamless flooring characterized by a high level of comfort underfoot that also helps to reduce noise levels. Available in a wide range of colours, the Mapefloor Comfort System can be used in renovation and new build projects.…

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    BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

    BAL –the market-leaders in full tiling solutions, have launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and “Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres”, have been re-launched with up-to-date technical information to better reflect the changes in British Standards and building and construction trends. Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build aims to assist in the design process for successful specification and…

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    Sustainability starts with the suppliers, long before the construction phase – Marldon UK

    In an age where green builds and sustainability are increasingly important, there’s a lot of responsibility lying with architects, specifiers and construction professionals. However, it can be argued that sustainability starts much sooner in the supply chain. As the old saying goes, “a workman is only as good as his tools”, a saying that is especially true in modern times as specifiers, architects and construction firms strive to achieve ever increasingly sustainable buildings. Prestigious accreditations,…

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    New Year, new style with Gerflor’s stunning Saga2 LVT acoustic flooring range

    Not everything on the planet is both durable and comfortable. Producing products that look stunning, are made to last and deliver performance needs innovative thinking, coupled to design flair, together with a decent nod towards understanding the market. International flooring specialist Gerflor have produced a dream of a product that ticks a cornucopia of boxes when it comes to design and substance. Their latest updated LVT acoustic flooring range is bringing the concept of unique…

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    F Ball Styccobond F49 flooring adhesive just got even better

    F. Ball has extended the use of its revolutionary Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive to the installation of skirting, coving and capping, while introducing a smaller, innovative packaging solution to deliver added convenience and minimise waste. Following extensive testing, the temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive adhesive has now been approved for use with flooring accessories typically applied to vertical surfaces, such as skirting, coving and capping, offering an alternative to traditional contact adhesives. The packaging for…

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    Make a Real Difference with Floorwise

    The Feel the Difference underlay collection has been warmly received by fitters and retailers alike, who appreciate the luxury, performance and longevity on offer from this new launch by floorwise. Featuring three constructions, the collection is designed to provide homeowners with a choice of premium-quality Ultra Heavy Density Plus underlays, each offering similar performance levels so that selection comes down to function or preference. The result offers a clear and easy to understand collection driven…

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    Expansion of marble supply for London specialist

    Leading natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has announced a new era in the supply of quality marble for commercial projects in the UK and overseas. The London-based company, which has been trading for 137 years, has revealed an extended range of marble, with a substantially increased choice available for fast delivery to UK sites. The initiative means that Diespeker currently has around 3,000 slabs available at its premises in Bermondsey, offering over…

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    BAL strengthens sales and support team with two new faces

    BAL have appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM) for the East Anglia and the Home Counties. Based in Colchester, Simon will work with BAL distributors and other customers to develop the BAL product range and provide a first port of call. With an extensive career in the tiling industry, Simon has worked for companies including Solus Ceramics, Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and Colchester…

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    Uzin Utz UK appoints new Managing Director

    Jens Schimmel appointed new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. There has been an organisational change in the management of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. From 1st January 2018, Mr. Jens Schimmel has been appointed as Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. Over recent years, Mr. Schimmel has taken managerial responsibilities in several countries across Europe and is the Area Director of the Uzin Utz Group for Northern Europe. Mr. Schimmel will continue the…

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    New ALLROUND 37.5 ® Snickers Insulator Jacket

    Sharp, stylish looks and market-leading 37.5 ® fabric technology make this Snickers insulator jacket a must for winter on site or outdoor leisurewear. Snickers Workwear continues to lead the way with working clothes that are unrivalled in design, superb functionality and fit. This great-looking quilted jacket is padded with 37.5 ® fabric insulation for warmth and climate control to keep your body warm or comfortably cool when you most need it. With a water-repellent fabric, it can…

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